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New CTAE coordinator hired for NCSS

Tim Schmitt has been hired as the Newton County School System's new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Coordinator.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

The 2014-2015 school year opened at Piedmont Academy Monday, August 11, and 39 new students walked the halls for the first time, bringing the school's total enrollment to 295. There are 108 students in grades K4 through fifth, 69 students in middle school and 118 students in high school.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Student volunteerism can have a positive impact ... and help pay for college

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving back to their communities. The study even recommended that health care professionals recommend volunteering to patients 12 and older, with the belief that helping others provides significant health benefits, including allowing volunteers to escape their stress and anxiety. And, there could even be a few ...

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


5 ways college students can eat healthy

If asked to reflect on their college years, many graduates likely would not recall healthy eating habits. College students are often pressed for time and short on funds, so a nutritious diet is often sacrificed for the sake of convenience and cost.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County returns to school

Readers submit via news@covnews.com or Facebook.com/covnews pictures of the first day of school.

August 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


More fundraisers, policy changes for school start

Parents with a child attending a special instructional program may have an easier transportation schedule for any other children.

July 24, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Teaching tech to teachers

July 24, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Education


State releases district-level EOCT scores

District-level scores were released by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) for 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT), showing Newton County School System (NCSS) students outpaced the state pass rate on six out of eight tests and improved pass rates on five of six tests from last year.

July 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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FFA wins big in Perry

Newton County FFA Teams were very successful in competing at this year's Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia. The Newton County Beef Show Team won Second Place Beef Livestock Herdsman Award for its division and Newton High School received Honorable Mention for its Chapter Forestry Display.

October 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Graduation rate surpasses state average

The Newton County School System continues to surpass Georgia's average graduation rate, with 84.2 percent of county seniors graduating in 2010, compared to 80.8 percent of seniors statewide, according to information released on Tuesday. Newton County has also continued to post yearly increases in its graduation rate for all students.

October 27, 2010 | | Education


Trip on the Tribulation Trail

Piedmont Academy's Fellowship of Christian Athletes attended "Tribulation Trail" in Stockbridge on Oct. 15. The dramatic, biblical presentation began in 1992 and is sponsored by several community churches in the area. The group walked through tiki-lantern lit paths through the woods to experience journeys based on the Bible's book of Revelations.

October 27, 2010 | | Education


R.L. Cousins alumni celebrate 45th reunion

The R.L. Cousins class of 1965 celebrated their 45th reunion with activities from Sept. 17-19.

October 24, 2010 | | Education


NCSS saved over $9 million with QSCB program

The Newton County Board of Education will save $9.7 million over several years and get a rebate every six months through its participation in the Qualified School Construction Bond Program, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"We estimate had you sold regular tax exempt bonds your interest cost would have been $9.7 million over the life of the bonds," said Bryce W. Holcomb Jr., director of the public finance department of Citigroup in Atlanta.

October 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Nick Collins resigns from NCSS

Nick Collins, the former head football coach for Newton High School, has resigned from the school system. The Newton County Board of Education voted to accept his resignation at Tuesday's meeting.

Collins was involved in an incident in August involving Felicia Jackson, the president of the team's booster club, and her juvenile son, a player on the team. According to an incident report from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, a meeting between Collins and Jackson became heated and as a result of that, her son quit the team and threw his gear near Collins. At that point ...

October 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Cousins and Indian Creek Middle schools make AYP after CRCT retests

According to information just released by the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE), after

October 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GPC reaches out to Hispanic students

In an effort to enhance diversity of students in higher education, Georgia Perimeter College recruiter Eric Cuevas works with the college's Hispanic Outreach program to reach out to the underserved students of the Hispanic population.

October 15, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Education


Piedmont Academy Homecoming

The first freshman representative was Amberly Moseley, daughter of John and Canessa Moseley of Covington. The second freshman representative was Lynne Marie Edwards, the daughter of Keith and Stephanie Edwards of Covington. Sophomore representatives included Lucy Strickland and Brittnee Phillips. Miss Strickland is the daughter of David and Beck Strickland of Covington. Miss Phillips is the daughter of Don and Shirley Harkins of Monticello. The junior class was represented by Leigh Hicks, the daughter of Frankie and Holly Hicks of Porterdale. The second junior representative was Savannah Holifield, the daughter of Booker and Jennifer Holifield of Mansfield. Completing the court ...

October 15, 2010 | | Education


Fairview to host literacy picnic event

Come celebrate literacy Friday, Oct. 29, on The Square in Covington. Fairview Theme School will be hosting a literacy picnic for students and their families. Bring a picnic dinner, a blanket or chairs, a book to read and wear your Fairview T-shirts. Picnic hours will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mollie Melvin, from the Learning Center, will speak about literacy and the importance of reading. There will also be a special guest reader.

October 13, 2010 | | Education


Livingston Elementary announces September students of the month

Livingston Elementary School has announced its students of the month.

October 13, 2010 | | Education


Alcovy High School Homecoming

Chelsea Lewis was crowned Homecoming Queen on Friday night.

October 09, 2010 | | Education


September Students of the Month

Livingston Elementary School announces its Students of the Month for September.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy Middle School Homecoming

Representing the middle school for sixth grade was Madison Burnham, daughter of Carl and Stephanie Burnham of Conyers. For seventh grade, Haley Tyler, daughter of Jim and Laura Tyler of Monticello and Bridgette Phillips, daughter of Don and Shirley Harkins of Monticello. Eighth grade was represented by JaDe' Padgett, daughter of Wendy Cawthon and Ron Padgett of Jackson; Abby Hyde, daughter of Dennis and Jeana Hyde of Mansfield; and Cheyenne Galloway, daughter of Brent and Beth Galloway of Monticello. (Left) 2008 Homecoming Queen Sage Fuller crowned Cheyenne Galloway as queen for 2010.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GPC produces classic, “A Raisin in the Sun”

The drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opens Wednesday in The Studio Building 1, Room 2100, of the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus, 239 Cedar Lane, Covington.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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